Thursday, August 11, 2011

10th Nass Gillnet Opening Announced

    COMMERCIAL - Salmon: Gill Net

    Fishery Notice - Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Subject: FN0715-COMMERCIAL - Salmon: Gill Net - Area C - Area 3 - Opening
Area 3

Gill nets open 15 hours, from 06:00 hours to 21:00 hours Monday, Aug 15 in 
Subarea 3-9, and,   
A portion of Subarea 3-7 north of a line running from Elliot Point on 
Somerville Island south to John Point on Hogan Island, and thence southwest 
along the shore of Hogan Island to Father Point to Maskelyne Point on Maskelyne 
Island (Emma Pass closure).  And the portion of 3-7 southeast of one nautical 
mile off the shore of Wales Island and southeast of 0.5 nautical mile off the 
shore of Pearse Island (this is a ribbon boundary off Wales and Pearse Islands)

A portion of Subarea 3-12 southeast of 0.5 nautical miles of the shore of 
Pearse Island (this is a ribbon boundary off Pearse Island).

Max mesh 137 mm. Max depth 60 meshes, Max hang ratio 3:1, Corkline to web 
distance min 0 cm max 45 cm; or, max depth 90 meshes, max hang ratio 3:1, 
corkline to web distance min 1.2 m to a max 1.5 m. Variation Order V.O.# 2011-

This fishery is being conducted with pink, sockeye and coho retention only and 
with non-retention and non-possession of chinook, chum and steelhead. Fishers 
are required to release all chinook, chum and steelhead to the water with the 
least possible harm. 

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